Final Customer Purchasing from the Product Producer

Use Steps: Use steps include all the customer's value added activities or the consumption of the product itself. These steps include all the costs the customer incurs in employing the product in its intended use.

Resources: Reduce resources required for the use of the product

Energy: Reduce the energy the customer uses with the product

A. Effort – Reduce the physical constraints on the customer

Adapt product to differing physical environments of use

To work at greater distances

No. SIC Year Note
1 3600 1988 NEC has a new 10 lb. fax machine that can send & receive documents in the car & double as a personal copier. It plugs into the cigarette lighter and transmits through a car phone.
2 3669 2002 Object-to-object communication is evolving similarly to the evolution of the personal computer, with the PC first standing alone as an advance over adding machines and typewriters, then advancing to office connectivity, and finally catapulting into unlimited information sharing via the Internet. The sensors in object-to-object communication are being used within and without facilities, corporations, and even corporate ecosystems (such as Wal-Mart).
3 4899 2003 The industry group that spawned Wi-Fi released a new standard that may put the old one to shame. It extends the wireless range of Wi-Fi from roughly 300 feet to several miles and lets signals bounce around obstacles and penetrate walls.
4 4899 2001 Ricochet, the wireless internet provider, offered quick wireless service with the insertion of a modem into a laptop.

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